Naples Botanical Garden Wedding- As Seen on Martha Stewart | Samantha & Michael | Naples Wedding Photography

Samantha (aka Sam) and Michael's (aka Franklin or Frank) Naples Botanical Garden wedding was perfection from top to bottom! There was SO much incredible sentiment in the day and they were so intentional about every single element.  It was incredibly unique, and capturing these two (and their adorable, then 9-month-old daughter, Lennan) was amazing! 

When we first spoke with the couple, they told us, "We are going for a very romantic bohemian/Secret garden feel. Lots of dripping flowers and twinkling lights...an intimate affair but also a huge party!  We just want it to be centered around love and fun with as little stress as possible! we are both very laid back people and we want our wedding to reflect that- just want everyone to have a good time!"

We instantly fell in love with them! Ha.

Their brother in law officiated their ceremony, where the couple wrote their own vows (which melted us) and their readings included two poems: e.e. cummings "I Carry Your Heart" and Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet XVII."  (Both of which were incorporated into the details of their day too!)

After the ceremony, everyone headed over to Naples Botanical Garden for the celebration under the stars - complete with tepees and dreamcatchers.  Beautiful boho bliss. 

You can see the full Martha Stewart feature here!

 

Getting Ready: Naples beach Hotel & Golf Club | Ceremony Location:  Cutlass Cove Beach Club | Reception Venue: Naples Botanical Garden | Event planning: Anna Lucia Events | Catering: Lurcat Catering |Flowers: 50FIFTY | Stationery: August Blume | Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy | Cake: Ella's Cakes | Music: The Vanderbilt StringsThe RiverTown Band | Rentals: Unearthed VintageParty Time Rentals and Special EventsNiche Event RentalsLa Tavola Fine Linen RentalsEvent Effects GroupEvents on the LooseA Chair Affair | Bride's gown: Anne Barge | Bride's accessories: Tabitha Simmons | Hair and Makeup: Salon Teez | Bridesmaids' dresses: WattersJenny Yoo |Flower Girl dresses: Etsy | Groom's suit: Hugo BossBrioniBrooks BrothersBonobos | Menswear: Brooks BrothersBonobos | Lighting: Tech-Tronics | Ceremony Draping: Swag Decor 

Naples Engagement Session | Megan & Jimmy | Naples Wedding Photographer

Meghan & Jimmy's engagement session was quintessential (west coast) Florida! We had clear skies for the land and sea session. The couple took a casual approach for half of the session- walking their favorite small town Florida streets. The other was beachy romance! We love Meghan's bold red dress. It had stunning movement in the breeze!  Enjoy! 

Riverbed Engagement | Jackie & Ehren | Naples Wedding & Engagement Photographer

We traveled from Naples to Ocoee, FL for Jackie + Ehren's stunning e-sesh! Florida springs are amazing and the lush greenery & crystal clear water was the perfect setting for these two to cuddle and kiss! 

Their destination wedding in Georgia will be up on the blog soon (hint, it is jaw-dropping)! 

Styling + Florals: Elleson Events